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Screen Test: Coronavirus is Causing ‘Academic Darwinism’ As Campuses Stay Closed
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Screen Test: Coronavirus is Causing ‘Academic Darwinism’ As Campuses Stay ClosedThe Times of Israel
October 21, 2029

As Israel takes phased steps to exit its second lockdown, universities and colleges have launched their academic year with online-only lessons, aiming to move when possible to a hybrid model so that at least some classes will be held in person, especially for first-year students. They are the ones hardest hit by the pandemic, said Prof. Danny Raz, the vice dean for teaching at the Department of Computer Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where classes start on Wednesday. “They don’t even know what it means to study,” he said. “They have not experienced what university means.”

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